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I read this book unabridged many years ago, and I still find myself referring to it regularly and shaking my head in amazement.
While capable of great things, democracies like America are subject to the vicissitudes of popular will and consequently lack staying power (see Iraq).
The book is as relevant now as when written and is a must read for every american who is serious about understanding his country.
This is an amazing read, and notable coming from a Frenchman who lived through much of the aftermath of the French revolutionary period. Read morePublished 4 days ago by M. Lee
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Cannot add anything other reviewers haven't said more eloquently. This book is a classic. Let the reader compare and contrast the fledgling democracy in the form of a Federal... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kahnj57
Great insight about democracy in America written from a French man's perspective.Published 2 months ago by Jacob R. Gibson
This book's themes, insights, and observations are timeless, as relevant to the current times as they were when de Tocqueville penned them early 19th century.Published 3 months ago by Dwight D Stirling